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In 2011, 8% of people in Hills Region, came from countries where English was not their first language.

Country of Birth data identifies where people were born and is indicative of the level of cultural diversity in Hills Region. The mix of Country of Birth groups is also indicative of historical settlement patterns, as source countries for Australia's immigration program have varied significantly over time.

To get a more complete picture of cultural and ethnic characteristics, Hills Region's Country of Birth data should be viewed together with Ancestry, Language Spoken at Home and Religion.

Derived from the Census question:

'In which country was the person born?'

Total population

Birthplace - Ranked by size
Hills Region - (Usual residence)20112006Change
BirthplaceNumber%City of Mitcham %Number%City of Mitcham %2006 to 2011
map this data in atlas.idUnited Kingdom2,47811.17.22,40111.07.4+77
New Zealand
2321.00.91840.80.8+48
Germany
2181.00.82791.30.9-61
South Africa
1560.70.61180.50.5+37
Netherlands
1510.70.41570.70.5-6
United States of America
1350.60.51320.60.4+3
map this data in atlas.idChina940.41.2580.30.9+36
Italy
810.40.6810.40.70
Canada
800.40.3680.30.3+12
Malaysia
750.30.6830.40.5-8
map this data in atlas.idIndia730.31.0750.30.6-2
Poland
610.30.3690.30.3-8
Ireland
560.30.2660.30.2-10
Philippines
480.20.3460.20.3+2
Singapore
430.20.3390.20.3+4
map this data in atlas.idGreece410.20.9500.21.0-9
Hong Kong
360.20.3240.10.2+12
South Korea
360.20.390.00.2+27
Indonesia
340.20.5240.10.4+10
Sri Lanka
340.20.3160.10.2+18
Thailand
340.20.1120.10.1+22
Russian Federation
310.10.1160.10.1+15
Lebanon
300.10.2360.20.2-6
Hungary
290.10.1300.10.1-1
France
280.10.1330.10.1-5
Latvia
260.10.1280.10.2-2
Zimbabwe
250.10.1150.10.1+10
Romania
250.10.1240.10.1+1
Serbia / Montenegro (fmr Yugoslavia)
240.10.1130.10.1+11
Croatia
240.10.1160.10.1+8
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Excludes countries with fewer than 20 people, or less than 0.1% of the total population.

Birthplace - Summary
Hills Region - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
BirthplaceNumber%City of Mitcham %Number%City of Mitcham %2006 to 2011
map this data in atlas.idTotal overseas born4,92322.122.14,69821.520.8+225
map this data in atlas.idNon-English speaking backgrounds1,7868.012.41,7297.911.3+57
Main English speaking countries
3,13714.19.72,96913.69.6+168
Australia
16,69074.974.616,46575.375.2+224
Not stated
6793.03.37003.24.0-21

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2006 and 2011. Compiled and presented by .id , the population experts.

Birthplace, 2011
Birthplace, 2011 United Kingdom, City of Mitcham: 7.2% New Zealand, City of Mitcham: 0.9% Germany, City of Mitcham: 0.8% South Africa, City of Mitcham: 0.6% Netherlands, City of Mitcham: 0.4% United States of America, City of Mitcham: 0.5% China, City of Mitcham: 1.2% Italy, City of Mitcham: 0.6% Canada, City of Mitcham: 0.3% Malaysia, City of Mitcham: 0.6% United Kingdom, Hills Region: 11.1% New Zealand, Hills Region: 1.0% Germany, Hills Region: 1.0% South Africa, Hills Region: 0.7% Netherlands, Hills Region: 0.7% United States of America, Hills Region: 0.6% China, Hills Region: 0.4% Italy, Hills Region: 0.4% Canada, Hills Region: 0.4% Malaysia, Hills Region: 0.3%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 (Usual residence data)
Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id, the population experts.
Change in birthplace, 2006 to 2011
Change in birthplace, 2006 to 2011 United Kingdom, Hills Region: +77 New Zealand, Hills Region: +48 Germany, Hills Region: -61 South Africa, Hills Region: +37 Netherlands, Hills Region: -6 United States of America, Hills Region: +3 China, Hills Region: +36 Italy, Hills Region: 0 Canada, Hills Region: +12 Malaysia, Hills Region: -8
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2006 and 2011 (Usual residence data)
Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id, the population experts.

Dominant groups

Analysis of the country of birth of the population in Hills Region in 2011 compared to the City of Mitcham shows that there was a similar proportion of people born overseas, and a similar proportion of people from a non-English speaking background.

Overall, 22.1% of the population was born overseas, and 8.0% were from a non-English speaking background, compared with 22.1% and 12.4% respectively for the City of Mitcham.

The largest non-English speaking country of birth in Hills Region was Germany, where 1.0% of the population, or 218 people, were born.

The major difference between the countries of birth of the population in Hills Region and the City of Mitcham was:

  • A larger percentage of people born in United Kingdom (11.1% compared to 7.2%)

Emerging groups

Between 2006 and 2011, the number of people born overseas increased by 225 or 4.8%, and the number of people from a non-English speaking background increased by 57 or 3.3%.

The largest changes in birthplace countries of the population in this area between 2006 and 2011 were for those born in:

  • United Kingdom (+77 persons)
  • Germany (-61 persons)

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